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Quinquepartite - Avery Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

35 Reviews
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Reviews: 35
Hads: 73
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 103
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.91% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"No. 5 in our Barrel-Aged Series. Brewery release only. 60 cases shared. 27 hoarded. This beer consists of: 37% Ale aged in Cabernet Savignon barrels, 25% Ale aged in Chardonnay barrels, 21% Ale aged in Port barrels and 17% Ale aged in Zinfandel barrels."
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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 73
Reviews by chefmikeanderson:
Photo of chefmikeanderson
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours cloudy orange with a real nice white one finger head. A little dash of lacing in there with some decent retention

S: There the sour for sure. The funky aged vinegar with some grassy notes and some grapefruit like tartness. making my mouth salivate.

T: Its not the sourest beer but my mouth gets a bomb of tartness which i want. has a lot of i guess maybe the chardonnay grassy character with a pronounced brett sour. Lots of tannins are overpowering the port barrel which is trying to poke its head out. has a lemon citrus taste after a few sips and a green grape presence

M: Carbonation is really done well with this one. my mouth gets really dried out which is expected so my palate is working hard.

D: I really dont get any alcohol in this, its pretty much just sour. I know there are beers that are more sour but I will have to say its got a great punch. Each sip I keep getting some new flavors so its fun to try to pick out something new. I think it might be a little more sour than the sui generis but a little more fruity. I cant choose which is better so thats a good thing in my book.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Nellie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is tart oranges with some oaked notes. The flavor is tart cherries, oak and red wine. I don't get much funk in the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very good sour beer.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.88/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mild dirty amber appearance, cloudy lesser homebrew like appearance, off white head. Aroma was lemon wine and diacetyl like. Not a likeable funk presence, was offputting.

Oak taste, more diacetyl, seems like maybe burnt cherries. You get used to whatever it is that is a little offputting, the imitation butter and its plastic container I guess is the only thing that came to mind at the time. Some residual sweetness helps cover it up in the mouthfeel later on.

Too expensive to grab a bottle, too rare, hurts overall experience. Glad I could tick it at the Sour Fest.

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Photo of mondegreen
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Bottle into an Avery Genua Glass

Pours a hazy golden with pinkish grapefruit hues. A very thin head stay afloat the top with nice lacing.

Aroma is subdued, but still nice. Lightly tart and slightly funky with overtones of citrus.

Taste mirrors nose, with the tartness coming out a tad more. Nice lingering sourness on the palate leaves me salivating. A little sweetness throughout.

Overall, I think this is a nice American Wild. I'd like to see it a tad dryer, as the sweetness seems out of place, but it is still a nice drinking beer.

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Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at the Brick Store.

Pours a clear golden-amber color with a two-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of light malts with robust citrus - lemon zest and hints of grapefruit. Also present are large chardonnay undertones with harsher oak lurking even further beneath. Slight amounts of funk and grassy aromas waft in and out, intensifying as the beer warms.

Tastes similar to how it smells although a bit more one-dimensional. Light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by hints of funk and white grapes. Midway through the sip moderate amounts of light citrus and slight grassy flavors make an appearance before fading out into a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I recently had a beer fermented with Brett C and for my first few sips I got a good deal of the crisp and zesty citrus that I got with that beer. As I took more sips the citrus became less sharp and allowed the barrel influence to shine more. A tasty beer that should age nicely but is worth a shot now if you're interested.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of acurtis
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MagicalBeerMan
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of kkrez
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of thagr81us
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on May 6, 2010. 97 Cases produced. Served from bottle into a Delirium Tremens snifter. Poured a hazy red-orange with a two finger bone white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, slight oak, and slight fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, slight funk, cherries, and slight oak. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this brew was quite excellent. All of the characteristics in this one were very nice and spot-on. The sour and tart notes were what made this beer so appealing to me. The aroma was also quite good and very inviting. A definite must try if you have the chance.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of WillyMac
5/5  rDev +23.8%

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rare and -bal aged? This is going to be good.

Amber hued, a bit muddy and hazy, this looks decent.

Buttery chardonnay barrels are the first thing I pick up on the nose, or maybe it's diacetyl? It also has a red wine character, tart cherries, ripe strawberries. Smells both acetic and lactic, mildly so. Not bad.

Taste is decent, very vinous with buttery oak, red wine, strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette. Alcohol is fairly noticeable, but not harsh. Full-bodied, a bit flabby maybe. Finishes vinous and boozy with moderate tannins. Not a bad little beer, about on par with Avery's other wild ales.

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Photo of seniorcleaver
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- hazy amber in color, white thin head, looks of a barrel aged brew.

S - slightly sour with hints of green apple, wood, and something i cant quite place. also a hint of grassy hops and lemon zest.

T - Medium sourness with good balance of malt and oak to balance it out. tannins prob form the cab barrels, but overall a pretty well balanced sour ale. you can taste the blend of all the different barrels with the Chardonnay sticking out the most.

m - mouthfeel is dry with lightly prickly carbonation,

D - Like most sour ales i have tried, I would not want to drink more than one or two a night, but being only moderately sour I could easily put down a bottle of this.

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Photo of WeisGuy
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of BearsOnAcid
2.45/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Amber body with an off white head.

I pick up on the chardonnay first. Smells minty but more chemical-like (i.e. mouthwash). Slight brettiness and acidity create a sweaty funk to it. There is a high amount of sweetness in the aroma. A mixture of rich fortified wine and malt.

Sweetness and bitter brett in the taste that opens up to sour dark cherries. Earthy burnt rubber finish that was a little to strong. More mint and a vinous character mid-palate. This beer seemed a little over oaked and had some bad flavors coming from the yeast.

Another winner from Avery's barrel aged series!

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Photo of levifunk
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes.

a - light golden in color. white head.

s - nose is very sour and funky. smells like wet hay.

t - damn sour. like lemon zest.

m - light body with good carbonation. rips my tounge.

overall - very nice beer. I'd love to have this again especially with some age on it.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of jale. Served in a Savor snifter.

Pours a nice golden color with a white head and a touch of lacing as it moves slowly down the glass. Aroma is quite nice and complex. There is some definite sourness along with some lemon zest, funk, and a great mount of mixed barrel character. I would say that the win notes are the most prevalent, but everything gets a turn. Some light stone-fruit character eventually emerges as well.

The taste is not quite as good as the nose. Some of the sublties are less pronounced and the acidic and funky portions of the brew come more to the front, though this still tastes quite good. The feel is likewise well above par with a nice lactic character and a beautiful finish. This is a really nice beer to finish off toward the end of the night. Thanks again, Jim.

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Photo of klikger
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour served in a tulip glass

A - Light gold, little head, decent lacing

S - Funky diapers = goodness

T - Sour yeasts and light fruits --> sparkling wine mixed with sweet malts and a touch of bourbon --> sour & slightly spicy finish; very nice

M - Medium-bodied, effervescent, awesome carb

D - I'd drink too many of these given the opportunity...very drinkable.

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Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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Quinquepartite from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.